The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 45 40 34
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -6
Contract jobs citing SOA 10 24 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.17% 3.44% 2.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.87% 4.41% 3.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 4
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£450 £463 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +42.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £36.25 £35.35 £27.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.54% +28.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.63 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-10.93% +17.64%
SOA
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
349 544 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 75.87% 77.94% 67.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 313 133
Average daily rate £400 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 35 52
Average hourly rate £36.00 £29.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £14.55 £25.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £38.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOA across the Essex region.

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Essex

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the Essex region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

SOA
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Essex region.

SOA Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

SOA
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Essex region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Brentwood -8 5 £538 +26.47% 2
Basildon +3 4 £210 -
Harlow - - - -
Southend-on-Sea - - - -
SOA
East of England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region citing SOA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SOA.

1 13 (72.22%) Java
2 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (44.44%) JavaScript
4 7 (38.89%) J2EE
4 7 (38.89%) XML
4 7 (38.89%) Finance
4 7 (38.89%) Content Management
5 6 (33.33%) HTML
5 6 (33.33%) SQL
5 6 (33.33%) Windows
5 6 (33.33%) HTML5
6 5 (27.78%) WebSphere
6 5 (27.78%) Relational Database
6 5 (27.78%) Solaris
6 5 (27.78%) Linux
6 5 (27.78%) OO
6 5 (27.78%) B2C
6 5 (27.78%) CSS
6 5 (27.78%) JSP
6 5 (27.78%) FatWire
6 5 (27.78%) UNIX
6 5 (27.78%) Ajax
7 4 (22.22%) CMS
8 3 (16.67%) Business Analysis
8 3 (16.67%) Web 2.0
8 3 (16.67%) Banking
8 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
8 3 (16.67%) SEO
8 3 (16.67%) Web Services
8 3 (16.67%) Ant

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region citing SOA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SOA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (27.78%) WebSphere
2 4 (22.22%) CMS
3 3 (16.67%) JBoss
4 1 (5.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
1 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Ant
2 1 (5.56%) JIRA
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Banking
2 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 2 (11.11%) Legal
4 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.56%) Retail
4 1 (5.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Developer
2 6 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Business Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Integration Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Team Leader
4 2 (11.11%) Development Team Leader
4 2 (11.11%) Software Development Team Leader
4 2 (11.11%) Software Team Leader
5 1 (5.56%) AWS Developer
5 1 (5.56%) webMethods Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.56%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) J2EE
1 7 (38.89%) XML
2 6 (33.33%) HTML
2 6 (33.33%) HTML5
3 5 (27.78%) Ajax
3 5 (27.78%) CSS
3 5 (27.78%) JSP
4 3 (16.67%) Web Services
4 3 (16.67%) XHTML
4 3 (16.67%) Java EE
5 2 (11.11%) Middleware
5 2 (11.11%) XSD
6 1 (5.56%) .NET
6 1 (5.56%) WinForms
6 1 (5.56%) NHibernate
6 1 (5.56%) WPF
6 1 (5.56%) Sass
6 1 (5.56%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
2 5 (27.78%) Solaris
2 5 (27.78%) Linux
2 5 (27.78%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (38.89%) Content Management
3 5 (27.78%) OO
3 5 (27.78%) B2C
4 3 (16.67%) Project Management
4 3 (16.67%) RAD
4 3 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 3 (16.67%) SEO
5 2 (11.11%) Validation
5 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (11.11%) User Stories
5 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (11.11%) Change Management
6 1 (5.56%) MVC
6 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.56%) ERP
6 1 (5.56%) Use Case
6 1 (5.56%) Multithreading
6 1 (5.56%) BPMN
6 1 (5.56%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 13 (72.22%) Java
2 8 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 6 (33.33%) SQL
4 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) FatWire
2 3 (16.67%) IBM
3 2 (11.11%) Software AG
3 2 (11.11%) TIBCO
3 2 (11.11%) webMethods
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.56%) VMware
4 1 (5.56%) Omniture
4 1 (5.56%) Google
4 1 (5.56%) Terracotta
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